Are trans men eligible for admission?No. Barnard accepts applications from those who consistently live and identify as women.Applicants assigned female at birth who now identify as male are not eligible for admission.
Are individuals who identify as non-binary or gender non-conforming eligible for admission?Barnard accepts applications from those who consistently live and identify as women. To be considered for admission, an applicant must select ‘female’ on the Common Application and her application materials should support this self-identification.
Are individuals assigned female at birth who identify as non-binary eligible for admission?Yes. Wellesley accepts applications from those who were assigned female at birth and who feel they belong in our community of women.
Biologically born female; identifies as a woman
Biologically born female; identifies as a man
Biologically born female; identifies as other/they/ze
Biologically born female; does not identify as either woman or man
Biologically born male; identifies as woman
Biologically born male; identifies as other/they/ze and when “other/they” identity includes woman
Biologically born with both male and female anatomy (Intersex); identifies as a woman.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard’s mission has been to provide generations of promising, high-achieving young women with an outstanding liberal arts education in a community where women lead. Every aspect of this unique environment is, and always will be, designed and implemented to serve women, and to prepare our graduates to flourish and make a difference in the world. This mission is powerful, and remains vital today, perhaps more so than ever.
On the occasion of our 125th anniversary, it is fitting that we have come together to recall our history and reexamine our core values. We educated and challenged each other, and Barnard is that much stronger for it.